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Unmasking Boko Haram

Exploring Global Jihad in Nigeria

Jacob Zenn (author)

ISBN: 9781626378780

Publication Date: May 2020

Format: Hardback

Provides a detailed chronicle of the foundation of Boko Haram, its strategy and tactics, and its evolution as a global Jihadist movement. Drawing on exclusive interviews and extensive primary sources in Arabic and Hausa, Jacob Zenn reveals the group's inner working and the dynamics of its trajectory.
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The kidnapping of 276 schoolgirls from the village of Chibok, Nigeria, in 2014 drew the world's attention to the previously little-known extremist group Boko Haram. Numerous questions followed, among them: Where did Boko Haram come from? What explains the rise of this militant Islamic group and its increasingly violent actions? What is its relationship to the Islamic State? Jacob Zenn addresses these questions in his detailed chronicle of the foundation of Boko Haram, its strategy and tactics, and its evolution as a global Jihadist movement. Drawing on exclusive interviews and extensive primary sources in Arabic and Hausa, Zenn reveals the group's inner working and the dynamics of its trajectory.

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"A comprehensive, detailed and authoritative account of the origins and current activities of Boko Haram." – Joshua Sinai, Perspectives on Terrorism

"A comprehensive and extensive overview of the ‘Boko Haram phenomenon' and its consequences.... This book [is] an indispensable piece of academic research." – Riccardo Valle, Critical Studies on Terrorism
Pages 410
Dimensions 229 x 152
Date Published 30 May 2020
Publisher Lynne Rienner Publishers
Subject/s Religious fundamentalism   International relations   Terrorism, armed struggle  
  • Boko Haram and Global Jihad.
  • Nigerian Jihadists in Sudan and the Sahel.
  • Al-Qaeda in Nigeria.
  • Ideological Preparation for Jihad.
  • Broken Alliances with Salafis.
  • Mobilizing for Battle.
  • The Role of al-Qaeda Affiliates.
  • Factional Feuds and Territorial Conquests.
  • Allegiance to the Islamic State.
  • The Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP).
  • The Future of Global Jihad in Nigeria.
  • Appendixes.
Jacob Zenn is senior fellow on African Affairs at The Jamestown Foundation and adjunct professor in Georgetown University's Security Studies Program.

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